Harris, Seymour Edwin
- Francesco L. Nepa
Harris, Seymour Edwin (08 September 1897–27 October 1974), economist, educator, and author, was born in New York City, the son of Henry Harris and Augusta Kulick. After graduating from high school, Harris entered Harvard University, from which he earned his B.A. in 1920. For the next two years, he taught at Princeton University, then he returned to Harvard in 1922 as a graduate student and an instructor in economics. In 1923 he married Ruth Black; they had no children. He received his Ph.D. in 1926, and his doctoral dissertation won him the David A. Wells Prize for 1927. In that same year, he advanced from instructor to lecturer within the Harvard faculty....